I had my crack staff check this out, and they came up with the following conclusions:
- One hundred victories does not ensure a home game for Game 7 of the World Series.
- One hundred victories will not change anybody's mind about whether the Mets will actually win the World Series. In other words, the "haters" will fail to be impressed.
- One hundred victories will not, I repeat, will not raise the odds of you or me winning the random drawing for NLCS tickets.
That last item is really the only thing I care about right now, so you'll forgive me for being selfish.
On to the mailbag:
Metstradamus, does tonight's outing by Tom Glavine concern you? And do I have a chance of being on the Mets postseason roster? -M.GlavineNo. And no.
Metstradamus, I feel your defense of Steve Trachsel is misguided and that you have no idea what you're talking about. There are plenty of pitchers on the Mets staff more qualified to start in the postseason than Trachsel. -J.MaineLike who?
'Damus, how meaningful are the next six games? -W.RandolphMr. Randolph, they are meaningful enough to play the starting lineup, and to manage as if the calendar reads "October". I hope you...I mean, Willie Randolph heeds my advice.
Metstradamus,Somebody's watching "Empire Strikes Back" deleted scenes again.
Your team stinks, your blog stinks, and Luke Skywalker is a little wuss. -D. Marc
Soothsayer,Health, about five more mph on his heater, and perhaps a good luck charm.
What do you feel that Pedro most needs to make it through the postseason? -N. de la Rosa
Metstradamus, how will Willie Randolph decide who takes the last bench spot for October? J.Franco, FlushingTucker...Milledge...Steel cage. (To be held on the Monday after the season if there's a tie.)
Metstra,What concerns me more is who will be responsible for keeping the shoelaces and the sharp objects away from you during the month of October.
Doesn't the Mets recent lack of success against lefthanders concern you? -X.Nady, Pittsburgh
Metstradamus,That is a widely held misconception held by the American public at this time.
Don't you have some sort of connections to get playoff tickets? -concerned reader
You mean to tell me that the so called "Great Metstradamus" can't get his sorry ass into Shea Stadium in October? You're pathetic! -same concerned readerConcerned reader, to paraphrase the great Keyshawn Johnson: if you hate Metstradamus, you hate yourself.
Well if you get them, can I come too? -same concerned readerNice try.